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minecraft

[mahyn-kraft, ‐krahft] /ˈmaɪnˌkræft, ‐krɑft/
noun
1.
a type of warship for sweeping mines at sea.
Trademark.
2.
(initial capital letter) the proprietary name of a sandbox video game with construction, crafting, exploration, and combat mechanics, available on many game platforms.
Origin of minecraft
1925-1930
1925-30;for def 1 mine2 (in the sense “an underwater explosive”) + craft; for def 2 mine2 (in the sense “to dig, extract ore”) + craft; coined in 2009 by Markus Persson, Swedish video game programmer and designer of the game.
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